Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
much for your leadership. i couldn't think of a better person to be in that chair to help us address the challenges that are ahead of us and i look forward to doing my part to work with you and the ranking member. one of my colleagues last week made an observation, and i think it's worth repeating today, when he said offering up flexibility, which is what some of my colleagues are offering to deal with the sequester, is like giving the passengers of the titanic an option after they hit the iceberg as to what level or deck they would like to relocate. and i think that's very apt. number two, i do think our committee would be well advise to deal in reality. we've mentioned that word several times, the reality of the situation. why is it not, to some of my colleagues on the other side, will acknowledge the reality that the revenues coming into the federal government are the lowest level since president eisenhower was the president. what is it about that reality that the other side of the aisle will not embrace? is it that they don't believe the fact? do they disagree with that fact? do
Feb 27, 2013 7:00am EST
. and this is what he uses a about our credit rating. that it was a mark of trust in our economy, that it was right up front center with a new economic model. is manifestly published for the general election said this, safeguarding britain's credit rating was the very first of his and i quote, benchmarks for britain, against which the bridge people can judge the economic success or failure of the next government. so does the prime minister except that by the first test he set himself he has failed? >> if there is a problem of excessive borrowing, why is it his policy to borrow more? that is the question he simply has to answer. if you want to listen to the credit rating agency, moody's say this. moody's can also downgraded the uk's government debt rating further in the event of reduced political commitment to fiscal consolidation. now on this side of the house we know that is a vital work we have to do. will he finally now admit that he is in favor of more borrowing? admit it. >> at militant. >> you always know when he starts asking me questions that he can't answer questions about his own record.
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
of the english scottish border by celebrating with us today? >> i'm very much looking forward to join my honorable friend of the celebration here in the house of commons. is incredibly fortunate to represent one of the most beautiful and brilliant constituencies in the house of commons. i remember particularly the time we spent in his constituency, and i was standing in a very beautiful part of our world. >> ed miliband. [shouting] >> mr. speaker, can the prime minister tell us whether at the end of this parliament living standards will be higher or lower than they were at the beginning? >> what we are doing is helping working people by taking 24 million people and giving them a tax cut this year, and living standards will certainly be higher for those people on the minimum wage, working full-time come whose income tax bill has been halved under the government. >> ed miliband. >> trying to it was ever such a simple question. i just want a simple answer. and 2015, people will be asking, am i better off now than it was five years ago. what's his answer? >> the answer is people will be a lo
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
you may find particularly useful in the sense of its fair and transparent, and it's also very modern, cannot right honorable friend say that in response to the many concerns expressed in yesterday's debate will be ensure that civil partnerships are open to heterosexual couples on an equal basis with homosexual couples? >> i'm very grateful to my honorable friend, and also for giving me notice of his question. i listen carefully to what he says but, frankly, i'm a marriage man. i'm a great supporter of marriage. i want to promote marriage, defend marriage, encourage marriage. in the great thing about last night's vote is that today people who love each other will now be able to get married and i think that's important advance. i think we should be promoting marriage rather than looking at any other way of weakening it. >> ed miliband. [shouting] >> mr. speaker, i want to ask the prime minister about the bedroom back. allison has 18 year-old twin sons were both in the army. the prime ministers bedroom packed means well her sons are away, she would charge more for the bedroom? she says